Professional Domino Players to Visit Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago

May 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
(Chicago, Illinois-May 25, 2006)-The Professional Domino Association (PDA) is coming to Chicago as part of its 2006 season, which includes tournaments in 13 cities across the country. For many tour players, however, the most memorable game of dominoes they play in Chicago will not take place at the PDA tournament where $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs, but rather when they visit the Children's Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 2, at 3:00 p.m. Players, alongside PDA Commissioner Jay King, will distribute sets of dominoes to the hospital's teen patients and teach them how to play the game.

The hospital visit is part of the PDA's effort to give back to the local communities that host tour tournaments. "The game of dominoes has been a gift in each of our lives, bringing us countless hours of joy and entertainment," says Commissioner Jay King. "We hope to share this gift with as many people as possible."

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock was host to a similar visit on May 19th, and the day was very rewarding for both the players and patients in attendance. Smiles abounded as the children were taught basic domino concepts such as "fishing" and "doing the laundry".

Many of the PDA's top young stars such as Nate Tsegay, Richard Harris, and George Bush are scheduled to be in attendance, as well as PDA Vice President of Operations Anthony King.

The PDA's Chicago Tournament will be held on June 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Registration starts at 12:00 pm and the tournament begins at 1:30 pm.

For more information on the Professional Domino Association, visit or call 818-674-2964.

Richard Harris: (954) 349-6922